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Why does my computer run so slow?


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#1 TooHigh420

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:00 PM

What's up people? My computer has been really slow lately. What can I do to fix it?

Thanks in advance for all your help. God bless you all.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:02 PM

Does anyone know? It's running really slow.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

Seriously, could someone please help me. It's running really slow. I'd really appreciate some help.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:12 PM

Please can someone help me? My computer's just is being really slow. I could really use some help. Please!

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:14 PM

We need some info....

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:15 PM

There are a lot reasons why a computer will run slow.

A good place to start is Here:Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

Do you clear your cache on a regular basis?
Do you have a desktop? If so, has the case been opened and the dust cleaned out?

What anti-virus/firewall do you use? An overlooked cause of slowness is a security program that doesn't play nice with your system.

Could be something hardware related.

A couple of tools you can use:

ATF Cleaner

TFC Temp File Cleaner

Please be patient as you wait for replies. I know it's something that you want fixed RIGHT NOW, but you have to wait for people to read your posts. Most help is not IMMEDIATE.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:20 PM

I think I have a pentium processer and 1000 gigs of ram.

My harddrive is 100 megs and my unused space is about 15 megs.

I also use kaspersky anti virus.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:21 PM

Here's my file!

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:23 PM

Proceed with Autoruns.

Also, define "slow".

Oh, I didn't see your last reply.

Still, define "slow".

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

Do you have any idea what this is?
+ "Shortcut to pq.exe.lnk"

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:42 PM

Is Kaspersky the suite, which includes firewall and antivirus? When did the slowness start?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:03 PM

Proceed with Autoruns.

Also, define "slow".

Oh, I didn't see your last reply.

Still, define "slow".


Things will just lock up almost, and not move for minutes. and videos take forever to load on the internet.

Is Kaspersky the suite, which includes firewall and antivirus? When did the slowness start?


Yes, it's the suite. About 6 months ago.

Do you have any idea what this is?
+ "Shortcut to pq.exe.lnk"


Maybe it's the game Progress Quest? Thanks a lot for all your help!

Edited by TooHigh420, 03 October 2010 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

Things will just lock up almost

You have to be more specific.
Define "things".

What browser are you using?
What type of connection do you have?

Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:20 PM

Things like firefox talking forever to open tabs and VLC being skippy or games I used to be able to play being too choppy to play anymore.

My processor is an Intel® Pentium® M processor 1.87 GHz

My temperatures are GPU 57C HDO 32C Temp1 82C. Those are the only ones that show up.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:27 PM

This would be of interest:
Temp1 82C
We need to find out what it is.

Download, and install Everest Ultimate Edition 4.6: http://downloads.guru3d.com/Everest-Ultima...nload-2298.html
Enter following registration code (Help>Enter product key) to make it fully functional:
RHGJE-54X47-HML9C-V498I-UUMVI
(it's all legal, the above version has been recently offered as a free download; Source)

Expand Computer folder.
Click on Sensor.
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